Amos Gitai

Director
Amos Gitai is an Israeli director known for his controversial films focusing on the conflicts of his country from a mostly liberal perspective. Gitai was an architecture student in both Haifa and California, but his ... Read more »
Born: 10/11/1950 in Israel

Filmography

Director (42)

Rabin, The Last Day 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Roses a credit 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Ana Arabia 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Carmel 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

News From Home/News From House 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

One Day You'll Understand 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("Le Dibbouk De Haifa"/"The Dibbuk of Haifa") (Director)

Disengagement 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Free Zone 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Alila 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Kedma 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Promised Land 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

September 11 2003 (Movie)

(Episode 8) (Director)

Day After Day 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Eden 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Kadosh 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Kippur 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Zion, Auto-Emancipation 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Kippur 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Theater of Life 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

War and Peace in Vesoul 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Words and Writers 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Milim 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Zirat Ha'rezach 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Devarim 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Land of Oranges 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Name of the Duce 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

In the Valley of the Wupper 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Metamorphosis of a Melody 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Petrified Garden 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Berlin Jerusalem 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Golem, the Spirit of the Exile 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Esther 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Brand New Day 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Bangkok Bahrain 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Ananas 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

The House 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Journal de Campagne 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Bait 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Wadi 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

In Search of Identity 1979 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (32)

Rabin, The Last Day 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roses a credit 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ana Arabia 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Carmel 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

News From Home/News From House 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

One Day You'll Understand 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Disengagement 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Free Zone 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Alila 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kedma 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Promised Land 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Day After Day 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eden 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kadosh 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kippur 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zion, Auto-Emancipation 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kippur 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

War and Peace in Vesoul 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Milim 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zirat Ha'rezach 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Devarim 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In the Name of the Duce 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Petrified Garden 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Berlin Jerusalem 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Golem, the Spirit of the Exile 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Esther 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bangkok Bahrain 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ananas 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Journal de Campagne 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bait 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Search of Identity 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (23)

Rabin, The Last Day 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ana Arabia 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Carmel 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

News From Home/News From House 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Disengagement 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alila 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kedma 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Promised Land 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Eden 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kadosh 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kippur 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kippur 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Milim 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Zirat Ha'rezach 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

In the Name of the Duce 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Berlin Jerusalem 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Esther 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Brand New Day 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bangkok Bahrain 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ananas 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Journal de Campagne 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bait 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wadi 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

War and Peace in Vesoul 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Devarim 1994 (Movie)

Goldman (Actor)

Biography

Amos Gitai is an Israeli director known for his controversial films focusing on the conflicts of his country from a mostly liberal perspective. Gitai was an architecture student in both Haifa and California, but his education was interrupted in 1973 when he was called back to serve in the army during the Yom Kippur war. After a near-death experience on a rescue mission, he was impelled to undertake filmmaking. He started his career in France, producing a number of short films and documentaries. One of these, "Field Diary," about the struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, was banned in Israel. During this time Gitai also turned out two celebrated features, "Golem" and "Berlin-Yerushalaim." He returned to Haifa, but his films remained controversial. "Kadosh," which examines the role of religion in Israeli society, was lambasted at home but won recognition for Gitai and Israeli cinema outside of the country. His next film, "Kippur," a largely autobiographical piece about his experience in the Yom Kippur war, was less contentious, even bringing praise from some Israeli film critics for its unexaggerated approach, and a Best Director nomination from the Awards of the Israeli Film Academy. His films have been nominated for Golden Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival on four occasions, most recently in 2005 for "Free Zone."

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California 1977

Haifa Institute of Technology (Technion)

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California 1976

Milestones

2006

Helmed the feature "Free Zone," starring Natalie Portman as one of two woman brought together by circumstance

2002

Directed the segment "Israel" in "11'09'01 - September 11," the collective effort by 11 filmmakers

2001

Directed "Plain Jane," starring Samantha Morton and Thomas Jane

1998

Second film in trilogy "Yom Yom/Day After Day"

1995

Began a film trilogy with "Devarim"

1993

Returned to Israel to establish a film school in Haifa

1982

Moved to Paris

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